dr. A. (Annemieke) Dols

dr. A. (Annemieke) Dols

Assistant Professor - medical
dr. A. (Annemieke) Dols
  • Psychiatry

Research Programs




Annemiek Dols is a psychiatrist working at an acute inpatient clinic in the university medical center of Utrecht. Her research is closely linked to her clinic work with a focus on mood disorders complicated by somatic or cognitive symptoms, neuropsychiatry and electroconvulsive therapy.

Side Activities


Referee for Journal of Affective Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, International Journal of Bipolar Disorders, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Psychogeriatrics, Internal Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Frontiers in Psychiatry


Workinggroup for Older Adults of the Knowledge center for Bipolar Disorders (Kenniscentrum Bipolaire stoornissen), chair

2011- 2013

Multidisciplinary guideline for Bipolar Disorders of the Dutch Federation for Psychiatry, member


Task force for Older Age Bipolar Disorder (OABD) of the International Society Bipolar Disorder (ISBD), active group of clinicians and scientists from around the world who collaborate in projects on Older Age Bipolar Disorder (OABD) resulting in acquired funding and new insights published in peer-reviewed papers (chair)


Knowledge circle (Kenniscyclus), community of patients, clinicians and researchers that organize a biannual informative meeting and publish a magazine (chair)


Commission Scientific Activities of the Dutch Federation for Psychiatry (NVvP), advise the board of the Dutch Psychiatric Association on research and organize the annual conference for 2000 psychiatrists (co-chair)


Valeriussymposium and the New Amsterdam School symposium (with Kupka, de Haan and Lindauer)


Task force Targeting Cognition in Bipolar Disorder van de ISBD, active group of clinicians and scientists from around the world who collaborate in projects on cognition and cognitive remediation resulting in new insights published peer-reviewed papers (member)


European Representative on the ISBD Board of Directors


Editorial board of Dutch Journal of Psychiatry (Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie)


Presspoule NVvP, commission for media reprenstation of psychiatrists  (initiator)

Fellowship and Awards


Higher, faster, better 740K ZonMW (PI, with van Exel)


Knowlegde dissemination. 9K Stichting Hoffje Codde en Van Beresteyn (PI, with Oudega)


Precision Electroconvulsive Therapy 600K ZonMw (PI, with van Eijndhoven)


BIzonder, living with bipolar disorder without medication. 165K Stichting tot Steun VCVGZ (PI, with Beunders)


BrainGymmer, online cognitive training for older patients with a mood disorder. 95K Stichting tot Steun VCVGZ (PI, with Oudega)


Global Aging & Geriatric Experiments in Bipolar Disorder Database. 580K Bowden Massey Award (coPI with Sajotovic, Eyler and Rej)


Social rhythm and interpersontherapy. 60K Stichting tot Steun VCVGZ (PI)


Focus on recovery. 12K Innovatiebeurs GGZinGeest (PI)

Research Output (189)

Sex-specifics of ECT outcome

Blanken M A J T, Oudega M L, Hoogendoorn A W, Sonnenberg C S, Rhebergen D, Klumpers U M H, Van Diermen L, Birkenhager T, Schrijvers D, Redlich R, Dannlowski U, Heindel W, Coenjaerts M, Nordanskog P, Oltedal L, Kessler U, Frid L M, Takamiya A, Kishimoto T, Jorgensen M B, Jorgensen A, Bolwig T, Emsell L, Sienaert P, Bouckaert F, Abbott C C, Péran P, Arbus C, Yrondi A, Kiebs M, Philipsen A, van Waarde J A, Prinsen E, van Verseveld M, Van Wingen G, Ten Doesschate F, Camprodon J A, Kritzer M, Barbour T, Argyelan M, Cardoner N, Urretavizcaya M, Soriano-Mas C, Narr K L, Espinoza R T, Prudic J, Rowny S, van Eijndhoven Ph, Tendolkar I, Dols A, 1 Apr 2023, In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 326 , p. 243-248 6 p.

The effect of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on serum kynurenine pathway metabolites in late-life depression

Aarsland Tore Ivar Malmei, Haavik Jan, Ulvik Arve, Ueland Per Magne, Dols Annemiek, Kessler Ute Apr 2023, In: Journal of Affective Disorders Reports. 12 10 p.

The impact of treatment resistance on outcome and course of electroconvulsive therapy in major depressive disorder

Rovers J J E, Vissers P, Loef D, van Waarde J A, Verdijk J P A J, Broekman B F P, Vergouwen A C M, Oudega M L, van Exel E, Coenen R, Everaerd D S, Tendolkar I, Dols A, van Eijndhoven P F P 30 Mar 2023, In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 147 , p. 570-580 11 p.

BrainAge of patients with severe late-life depression referred for electroconvulsive therapy

Wagenmakers Margot J, Oudega Mardien L, Klaus Federica, Wing David, Orav Gwendolyn, Han Laura K M, Binnewies Julia, Beekman Aartjan T F, Veltman Dick J, Rhebergen Didi, van Exel Eric, Eyler Lisa T, Dols Annemieke 27 Feb 2023, In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 330 , p. 1-6 6 p.

Diagnostic Instability Over Time in the Late-Onset Frontal Lobe Syndrome:When Can We Say it's FTD?

de Boer Sterre C M, Gossink Flora, Vijverberg Everard, Schouws Sigfried, Reus Lianne Maria, Pijnenburg Yolande A L, Dols Annemiek 14 Feb 2023, In: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 31 , p. 679-690 12 p.

Cognitive functioning in late life affective disorders:Comparing older adults with bipolar disorder, late life depression and healthy controls

Orhan Melis, Schouws Sigfried, van Oppen Patricia, Stek Max, Naarding Paul, Rhebergen Didi, Dols Annemieke, Korten Nicole 1 Jan 2023, In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 320 , p. 468-473 6 p.

Lithium:nog geen geschiedenis

Dols A, Kupka R, Regeer E 2023, In: Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie. 65 , p. 73-74 2 p.

Long-term Outcome Following Electroconvulsive Therapy for Late-Life Depression:Five-Year Follow-up Data From the MODECT Study

Lambrichts Simon, Wagenmakers Margot J, Vansteelandt Kristof, Obbels Jasmien, Schouws Sigfried N T M, Verwijk Esmée, van Exel Eric, Bouckaert Filip, Vandenbulcke Mathieu, Schrijvers Didier, Veltman Dick J, Beekman Aartjan T F, Oudega Mardien L, Sienaert Pascal, Dols Annemiek Dec 2022, In: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 30 , p. 1283-1294 12 p.

Relationship Between Sporadic Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia and Primary Psychiatric Disorders:A Study in Families

Icho Siham, Korten Nicole, Reus Lianne, Belderok Thijs, Krudop Welmoed, Gossink Flora, van Ruissen Fred, Cohn-Hokke Petra, Feller Ricardo, van Swieten John, Dols Annemiek, Pijnenburg Yolande 2 Nov 2022, In: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 83

Demographic and clinical characteristics of lithium-treated older adults with bipolar disorder

Forlenza Orestes V, Hajek Tomas, Almeida Osvaldo P, Beunders Alexandra J M, Blumberg Hilary P, Briggs Farren B S, De-Paula Vanessa J R, Dols Annemiek, Eyler Lisa T, Forester Brent P, Gildengers Ariel, Jimenez Esther, Korten Nicole C M, Lafer Beny, McWhinney Sean R, Mulsant Benoit, Rej Soham, Sarna Kaylee, Schouws Sigfried, Sutherland Ashley, Tsai Shangying, Vieta Eduard, Yala Joy, Sajatovic Martha, Nov 2022, In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 146 , p. 442-455 14 p.

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